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Furlex 200S Disassembly for transport
love the articles and figured someone here would know how to solve this:
I just bought a used Furlex 200S that came off a Pearson 30, which is what I have, and need to transport it 80miles to my boat. Since I don't have a 35 foot tractor trailer, I'm going to have to disassemble the darn thing.
Using the manual, I've carefully disassembled part of it but, having unscrewed the Norseman terminal fitting, I cannot get the screw-on outer collar to slide back up off the end of the forestay, so I can remove the inner cone. It looks like it's jammed in place, probably due to the sealant that we're supposed to use to prevent salt water intrusion into the fitting.
Obvious solution is to cut the forestay, but this is a perfectly good forestay which will cost me $200+ to replace.... Any thoughts as to how to loosen the collar? I'm thinking heat gun, or acid, or penetrating oil, but don't want to go down a wrong path, since I won't need it for another couple of weeks, and the previous owner is cool with me leaving it there for now.
I'll try to attach a pic later when I have a better connection.
Last edited by Tailwheel; 06-01-2011 at 12:48 PM.
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